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be out in bloom

To have fully blossomed, as of a flower, tree, or other such plant. Our back yard is so colorful now that all the flowers are out in bloom. I'm surprised the apple trees aren't out in bloom yet.
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bloom of youth

The most enjoyable and/or successful time of one's youth, likened to the bloom of a flower being its most prominent and beautiful moment. I have a great fondness for that age, when I was in the bloom of youth.
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come into bloom

To blossom, as of a flower, tree, or other such plant. What time of year do these plants come into bloom? Our back yard is so colorful now that all the flowers have come into bloom.
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come out in bloom

To have fully blossomed, as of a flower, tree, or other such plant. Our back yard is so colorful now that all the flowers are coming out in bloom. I'm surprised the apple trees haven't come out in bloom yet.
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in bloom

Having fully blossomed, as of a flower, tree, or other such plant. Our back yard is so colorful now that all the flowers are in bloom.
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in blossom

Having fully bloomed, as of a flower, tree, or other such plant. Our back yard is so colorful now that all the flowers are in blossom.
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let a hundred flowers bloom

A phrase used by Chinese head of state Mao Zedong in 1956 to allow criticism of the Chinese government. Primarily heard in Ireland. For how long after Mao Zedong urged people to "let a hundred flowers bloom" was criticism actually accepted?
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out in bloom

Having fully blossomed, as of a flower, tree, or other such plant. Our back yard is so colorful now that all the flowers are out in bloom. I'm surprised the apple trees haven't come out in bloom yet.
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the bloom is off the (something)

Something, someone, or some situation is no longer as exciting, novel, or interesting as it first was, likened to (usually) a flower or fruit that is no longer in its prime and most appealing condition. It is taken from the full phrase, "the bloom is off the rose." Everyone had very high hopes for the newly elected senator, but she accomplished little in her first term, and I'm afraid the bloom is off the peach at this point. After four years, it just feels like the bloom is off the petunia in this relationship.
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the bloom is off the rose

Something, someone, or some situation is no longer as exciting, novel, or interesting as it first was, likened to a rose that is no longer in its prime and most appealing condition. Everyone had very high hopes for the newly elected senator, but she accomplished little in her first term, and I'm afraid the bloom is off the rose at this point. After four years, it just feels like the bloom is off the rose in this relationship.
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come into bloom

 and come into blossom 
1. [for a flower] to bloom. This rose comes into bloom later in the summer. When do they normally come into blossom?
2. [for a plant, bush, or tree] to begin to have many blossoms. When do these bushes come into bloom? They come into blossom in June.
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in blossom

 and in bloom
blooming; covered with blossoms. All the apple trees are in blossom now. When are the fruit trees in bloom in this part of the country?
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the bloom is off the rose

something is no longer new, fresh, or exciting.North American
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in (full) bloom

(of trees, plants, gardens, etc.) with the flowers fully open: Their garden was in full bloom.
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According to tree surgeon Hiroyuki Wada, "this year's storms affected wide regions and the strong winds may have caused the blooming."
He explained that a hormone in the tree's leaves prevents the flower buds from blooming. This year, extreme weather and a series of recent typhoons (like Typhoon Jebi in September) stripped the trees of their leaves.
Brands that offer clear glass teapots and cups with large viewing areas are ideal so that the beauty of the blooming tea can be seen in full detail.
It helps to have a fully bloomed tea in a teapot as part of your display, and you may even want to feature different blooming teas throughout the day.
"Depending on the particular organism that may be 'blooming', the bloom may be various shades of green, red, or brown," Holcomb continued.
CARDIFF is looking blooming lovely this summer in an attempt to win the title of most flowery city in Wales.
However, blooming season has started seven days earlier from 1970 to 1999.
The flowers that do open can be far from other flowers, and they don't show much synchronicity in blooming. Nais has become increasingly amazed that pollination occurs at all.
By early summer, the color scheme ignites in the dazzling yellow of blooming santolina.
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